This is the Day

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made! God has blessed me with another day. Another day to feel the love of family. Another day to see the sunrise and sunset. Another day to smell the blooming … Continue reading This is the Day

This is Temporary

There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for awhile. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold - and your faith is far more precious to a God … Continue reading This is Temporary

Bucket Full of Joy

What makes you happy? Many of us think if we just made more money or could win the lottery, we would be happy. For some, our happiness is based on relationships such as marriage or friendships. For others, happiness revolves around sports. And of course, if we can’t find happiness in other things, we tend … Continue reading Bucket Full of Joy

Don’t Just Grin and Bear It

How many times have you found yourself in a situation in which it seemed the best response was to just grin and bear it? We often practice this technique in the small day to day annoyances so that we don't come across as rude or cranky. We do it when we aren't feeling well, and … Continue reading Don’t Just Grin and Bear It

He Walks With Me

Disturbing events in my life often cause me to walk aimlessly along, maybe discussing my feelings with a friend as I go, but still very confused about what is going on.  I've come to realize that I (you, me, we...choose any pronoun) am at times very similar to the disciples walking along the road to … Continue reading He Walks With Me

Joy Comes in the Morning

What makes you happy? Many of us think if we just made more money or could win the lottery, we would be happy. For some, our happiness is based on relationships such as marriage or friendships. For others, happiness revolves around sports. And of course, if we can’t find happiness in other things, we tend … Continue reading Joy Comes in the Morning

Dandelion Attitudes

A carefully picked bouquet of dandelions was handed to me by one of my students.  To her dismay, an unappreciative boy pointed out that dandelions are actually nothing but a bitter weed.  The little girl was crushed.  The bouquet she worked so hard to create and was so proud to present to her teacher was … Continue reading Dandelion Attitudes